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 William Emmerson HORNE

William Emmerson HORNE

Tunnel Hill, Whitfield County, Georgia, USA
Death 24 Jun 1934 (aged 72)
Hamilton, Hamilton County, Texas, USA
Burial Hamilton, Hamilton County, Texas, USA
Memorial ID 49443247 · View Source
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Name: William Emerson Horne
Death date: 24 Jun 1934
Death place: Hamilton, Hamilton, Texas
Gender: Male
Race or color (on document): White
Age at death: 72 years 9 months 22 days
Estimated birth year:
Birth date: 02 Sep 1861
Birthplace: Tunnel Hill, Georgia
Marital status: Married
Spouse's name: Julia M Horne
Father's name: Sam Horne
Father's birthplace: Georgia
Mother's name: Hattie Bell
Mother's birthplace: Georgia
Occupation: Farmer
Cemetery name:
Burial place: Hamilton, Texas
Burial date: 25 Jun 1934
Additional relatives:
Film number: 2116192
Digital GS number: 4165918
Image number: 834
Reference number: 27693
Collection: Texas Deaths, 1890-1976

William Emmerson "Will" HORNE
Masonic Rites for William E. Horne
The Hamilton Herald-Record June 29, 1934

Impressive funeral services were held at First Baptist Church on Monday afternoon at 3:30 o'clock for William Emmerson Horne, who died suddenly at his home Sunday, June 24, at about 11:30 o'clock. Rev. S. A. Rains and Rev. J. W. Campbell conducted the rites that paid tribute to a man held in highest honor and esteem by everybody.

Following the service at the church the ceremonies were conducted by the Masons of Rock House Lodge, who led the cortege to the new* I.O.O.F. cemetery in Hamilton, where the body of Mr. Horne was laid to rest. The beautiful rites of the Order having been observed in the commitment service. Gorgeously beautiful flowers adorned the grave where this righteous man sleeps, the calm of whose sleep will be unbroken save the sounding of the trump by the Archangel on Resurrection Day.

Pallbearers were J. T. Stribling, C. B. James, J. T. Chesley, I. V. Hughes, R. J. Riley, Horace J. Fowler.

A particularly happy day was in prospect at the home on Blue Ridge of Mr. and Mrs. Horne on Sunday. Mrs. Mabel Beard, of Waco, and Mrs. Laura Cambron, of Dallas, were visiting their parents, and preparations were under way for a family gathering about the dinner table when morning church services were over. Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Horne and little daughter, Josephine; Mr. and Mrs. Emmett Hill and little son, Randall; Mrs. Patience Grimm and members of her family, all of whom live in Hamilton, were to be with their father and mother for dinner and the afternoon together. Soon after reaching home after an errand in town Mr. Horne was seized with a severe heart attack. He lived for only a few minutes after physicians had reached his bedside, death having taken place at about 11:30 o'clock in the morning. The house of gladness was turned into a place of mourning. The news of the death of Mr. Horne spread rapidly throughout the town and the surrounding shock brought silence as the tidings spread for Mr. Horne was a good man and was much liked.

Mr. Horne and his estimable family moved into Hamilton County from McLennan County in 1916, and settled on farm property a few miles out from Hamilton in the Blue Ridge country. He and his family soon made friends and have since coming amongst us been valued as neighbors, friends, and citizens of the county.

William Emmerson Horne was born at Tunnel Hill, Georgia, September 2, 1861. His father was among those who made the supreme sacrifice for the Southland in the Civil War. His mother survived only a few years after the death of his father. William Horne wandered away from home and came out to McLennan County, Texas, when he was only fourteen years if age. He grew to manhood in the county of his adoption and was married to Miss Julia Montgomery Black on November 22, 1885. They remained devoted companions to the day of his passing. In early manhood Mr. Horne was converted and united with the Missionary Baptist Church. To this faith he remained staunchly loyal to the end of the way, serving his Master in his every day walk winning for himself the "crown of life." Mr. Horne was a member of the Rock House Masonic Lodge. Besides his wife Mr. Horne is survived by two sons, five daughters, eleven grandchildren and one great-grandchild. The sons are Ernest Horne, of Hamilton, and Sam Horne of Waco; the daughters are Mrs. Mable Beard, Waco; Mrs. Patience L. Grimm, Hamilton; Mrs. Laura Cambron, Dallas; Mrs. Bertha Sanders, Yoakum; Mrs. Myrtle Hill, Hamilton. He is also survived by several half brothers and sisters, who do not live in this state.

Sadness and loneliness cloud life's pathway for those loved ones left on earth when William Emmerson Horne went on to abide in the City Eternal, but Hope lifts a directing hand to the pathway that leads to a reunited family circle in Heaven where there is no more parting nor shadows of sorrows.

(In 1934, the "new IOOF" cemetery was used to distinguish it from the Old IOOF. At that time there was not a cemetery in Hamilton named New IOOF.)

William Emmerson Horne was a son of Sam Horne and Hattie (Bell) Horne.




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